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Fife-headquartered Exterity IP video delivers 180 international channels to Archabil Hotel Ashgabat guests in Turkmenistan
An IP (Internet Protocol) video system developed in Fife is being deployed in Turkmenistan to provide international visitors with a unique ‘home away from home’ experience.
The technology is the work of Dalgety Bay-based Exterity, a global IP video and digital signage technology provider, and is helping guests at the five-star Archabil Hotel in Ashgabat to feel more at home by providing access to 180 international TV channels, including the BBC, in each of the hotel’s 220 rooms.
As well as channels in a wide range of languages, including English, German, Italian, Russian and Turkish, the system offers ads and information about Turkmenistan.
The entertainment options are complemented by a personalised guest welcome screen as part of the Exterity system’s integration with Archabil’s Property Management System (PMS). This integration enables the hotel to provide customised in-room guest services and express check-out.
The entire system is managed centrally through Exterity’s AvediaServer management platform and has been deployed by Atempo, a professional audio video distributor and integrator holding company with offices in Turkey and subsidiaries in Northern Cyprus, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.
Exterity CEO Colin Farquhar said: “Today, video is an essential component in the creation of the ‘home away from home’ feel and experience that travellers long for.
“Archabil Hotel Ashgabat is showing that this can be easily achieved, by using a flexible and reliable IP video system that combines live TV channels and VoD services.
“The ability to deploy a system in mere days, whilst also offering a simple and centralised way to integrate with the hotel’s Property Mangement System, is testament to the ease of deployment and use of Exterity’s IP video solutions.”